Samantha Ryan is a cop who has tried to escape magic and her past as a witch, but it keeps following her. Out of necessity, she has become a witch hunter--but where will that hunt lead her?
A Christian in Nazi Germany had a lot to say to American Christians today.
Deitrich Bonhoeffer, who ended up being killed by the Nazis before World War II was over, spoke about the politics of Jesus.
“And the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a loud command…” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16
Advent is what we call the season when we are reminded that we are waiting for the Savior. In the Old Testament, the people of Israel were waiting for a Messiah, the anointed one from God who would come to save them. That Messiah was Jesus, and He came quietly and very few noticed.
Homicide detective Samantha Ryan has just started a new life in San Francisco. Her hope is to forget the horrors of her past. As a child, she was part of a coven that was destroyed because of their lust for power. She also wants to leave magic behind completely, but she soon realizes that isn't so easy.
There is a certain brand of "Christianity" I have seen which makes me very, very sad. It's a mind-set held by some within certain church circles that is about as contrary to the mind-set of Christ as one can come. It's a mentality that basically says, without going so far as to use these words, "Jesus loves everyone, but he loves me most." Another way of referring to it is to call it what it is: sheer racism.
Recently in Seattle, Washington a city ordinance was passed which bans the use of single use plastic bags. In other words, if you go to the grocery store to purchase food in Seattle (and other cities) you will not be given a plastic bag to carry it out. Plastic bags are banned. I personally think that this is a great law and a wonderful idea. This is something that Christ-followers ought to applaud and take to the next level in their personal choices.
I was reading over people's statuses on Facebook lately and was amazed at how much hate and bitterness I saw. I read statements by conservatives expressing their disdain of liberals, statements by liberals expressing their disapproval of conservatives, statements by independents claiming the moral ground over both parties, Christians talking down on non-Christians, non-Christians talking down on Christians, and the list goes on...